Okay, some of you may have wondered whatever happened to the little periodic "wellness" posts I promised to make all those ages ago...
Well I haven't forgotten, I just haven't had much progress to report.... and it's been... well... a little depressing. I do good for about a week, maybe two if I was lucky, but then fall off the wagon spectacularly. I managed to lose about 5lbs, but that was it (and I think that was all water)
Determined as ever to get fitter, about a two months ago, I invested in a Bowflex for Dave and me. About the same time, my friend Bree moved in across the street from me. So for seven weeks, I've worked out on the Bowflex twice a week, and gone for a walk with Bree twice a week. I've tried to eat better, but I'm still struggling with that.
I was sure the exercise would make a difference, but for weeks now the scale continues to read 180 lbs... it won't budge. I keep telling myself not to get too upset, I am adding muscle and muscle weighs more than fat, it'll start to go down eventually. But it would be nice to have the little number get lower to validate all my hard work.
After yet again stepping on the scale and reading "180" I got mad! I know I'm losing weight! I can see muscle definition in my arms! If I stretch my arms to the ceiling, I can see my ribs again, and I can feel my hipbones when my elbows hit them!
So, screw the scale, I got out the measuring tape:
Months ago, this was the prognosis
Arms: 11.75" (a whole 3/4 inch smaller!)
Waist 35" (a whole inch!)
But my biggest triumph...
Hips: 45" (3 whole inches smaller!!!!)
So, I feel a little better, but I'd still like that scale to move!